12 Jul

What effect is climate change having on atmospheric circulation?

Opening hours / Beginning:

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

12 July 2021

Demonstration by students on climate protection

© IMAGO / Arnulf Hettrich

Lecture series on "How Education Can Mitigate Climate Change"

In 2030 our world will be a different one. Scientists forecast that this present decade will witness a more pronounced change in the climate than any we have yet seen. Episodes of extreme weather of all kinds will become more common, the rate of biodiversity loss will increase, water resources will decline, harvests will become less secure and an increase in migration flows will inevitably follow. How humans react to global warming in the coming decade will decide whether or not our planet's climate can be returned to a stable state.

Education will have a major role to play in promoting the transformation of society that is required to tackle the issue effectively, giving future generations a fair chance to make the necessary adjustments in their turn. An online series of interdisciplinary lectures given by researchers at LMU and other experts in relevant fields will focus on possible ways of successfully responding to the challenge.

In his lecture, Professor Birner will provide a general description of atmospheric circulation (including the role of the jet streams) and how these processes are being altered by ongoing climate change.

Professor Thomas Birner is Professor of Theoretical Meteorology in the Faculty of Physics at LMU. His research focuses on questions relating to the dynamics of the atmosphere and their influence on the climate.

For full details of this lecture series, together with information on how to register for the program, see the corresponding webpage. The lecture will be held in German.

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